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Dinosaur Invasion: Museum hosts April 12 Extravaganza
Release Date Tuesday, March 25, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 25, 2014) – Uncover great animals of the past at the sixth annual Dinosaur Extravaganza at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The popular event sponsored by the Museum of Geology and the university’s Paleontology Club features hands-on activities about dinosaurs and their environment.

Walk through time and unravel some of the mysteries of South Dakota’s past with the “Dinosaurs: When and Where” exhibit; absorb the many facts and fictions about dinosaurs and how our understanding of them has changed over the years with the “History of Paleontology” booth; and learn basic field techniques in the dig box as you slowly brush away sand and dirt.

Other features include painting fossil casts, creating your own dinosaur scene and searching for dinosaur “ducks” for prizes.

Dinosaur Extravaganza is free and open to families with children up to age 12. The Museum of Geology is located on the third floor of the O’Harra Building on the School of Mines campus, 501 E. Saint Joseph St. For additional information about the museum, log on to Museum of Geology or call (605) 394-2467.


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